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Preview Days, October 25–29

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We’ve planned a great series of online events:

  • Learn how our graduate programs can boost your career.
  • Sit in on expert discussions led by our faculty.
  • Meet with program chairs, advisors, and students from around the world.

Schedule of Events (Pacific Time Zone)

Monday, October 25

Noon–1:00 p.m. Interpreter’s Gold: Behind the Scenes at the Tokyo Olympics (Expert Discussion)

Dean Laura Burian and faculty members Chiyo Mori and Andrea Hofmann-Miller share their experiences interpreting at the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympic Games. Students who participated in the Junior Interpreter Program will also join the panel and students in our Japanese interpretation programs will provide interpretation into Japanese.

4:00–5:00 p.m. State of the Institute and Our Approach to Educating in the ‘New Normal’

Dean of the Institute Jeff Dayton-Johnson will provide an overview of how the Middlebury Institute will help you launch a meaningful and rewarding career. He will also discuss our approach to on-site and remote learning in the ‘new normal’ created by the global pandemic.

Tuesday, October 26

10:30–11:30 a.m. Tracking the Far Right: Using Open Source Intelligence to Research and Disrupt Domestic Terrorism (Expert Discussion)

Researchers from the Center for Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC) Alex Newhouse, Erica Barbarossa, Meghan Rahill, and Enrique Nusi will share their process for using open-source intelligence methods to map, analyze, and disrupt far-right extremism.

Noon–1:00 p.m. Ocean Climate Action Plan: Influencing President Biden’s Build Back Better Campaign (Expert Discussion)

Professor Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) and program chair of the MA in International Environmental Policy, will discuss how the Ocean Action Climate Plan (OCAP)—developed by CBE and several partners—has influenced the U.S. president’s infrastructure bill.

Wednesday, October 27

Noon–1:00 p.m. Careers in Environmental and Social Justice (Expert Discussion)

Gain insights from alumni who are using their careers to bring about the change they want to see in the world. After graduating from the Middlebury Institute, they launched careers in environmental and social justice. Learn more about their journeys as you take the next step in yours.

Thursday, October 28

Noon–1:00 p.m. Making the Most of Internships (Expert Discussion)

Your internship can and should align with your personal and professional interests, leveraging many of the skills you have developed and will develop during your time at the Middlebury Institute—preparing you for future success. From working in refugee support to human rights and social change, current Middlebury Institute students and recent graduates discuss how they found their internships and incorporated them into their graduate school experience.

4:00–5:00 p.m. Navigating the Admissions Process and Scholarships

Students who have not submitted their application yet are encouraged to attend this session. Join Sadia Khan, director of admissions, and Isabelle Dubrana, associate director of admissions.

Friday, October 29

Program Info Sessions
Meet with faculty and program representatives to do a deep dive into the curriculum and career outcomes.

  • 9:00–9:45 a.m. Online Translation and Localization Management
  • 10:00–10:45 a.m. International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
  • 11:00–11:45 a.m. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
  • Noon–12:45 p.m. MPA, International Policy and Development
  • 1:00–1:45 p.m. International Environmental Policy
  • 2:00–2:45 p.m. TESOL, Teaching Foreign Language
  • 3:00–3:45 p.m. International Education Management
  • 4:00–5:00 p.m. Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management



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